Five Extremely Specific Travel Playlists

By Emma

Decent playlists are an essential for traveling, whether for a quick day trip or a sixth month around the world. Compiled below are five travel playlists for very (I mean VERY) specific situations that we all experience on a regular basis while traveling. I tried really hard not to repeat too many artists, but let’s be honest, I’ve listened to the same three bands since high school so here we are ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Disassociating on the Second Half of an Eight Hour Plane Ride

  • Trasatlanticism Death Cab for Cutie
  • Rivers and Roads The Head and the Heart
  • Tiger Striped Sky Roo Panes
  • There Will be Time Baaba Maal and Mumfort and Sons
  • Big Jet Plane Angus & Julia Stone
  • White Horses Darlingside
  • Empire Of Monsters and Men
  • Shrike Hozier
  • Rose Petals S. Carey
  • Nocturne Blanco White
  • Visions of China The Lumineers
  • Why Woman Glen Hansard
  • The King of Norway The Donnys The Amys

Pretending Like Your Road Trip is Longer Than Two Days

  • Sleep on the Floor The Lumineers
  • When You Were Young The Killers (On second thought, probably the entire Sam’s Town album??)
  • Green Light Lorde
  • Home Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  • Young Blood (acoustic) Noah Kahan
  • Never Come Back Again Austin Plaine
  • Not Gunna Take Me BAILEN
  • The Long Way Around The Dixie Chicks
  • Getaway Car Taylor Swift
  • Miss Missing You Fall Out Boy
  • Yellow Lines Brendan James
  • Castle On The Hill Ed Sheeran
  • Tear in my Heart Twenty One Pilots
  • Where You Wanna Go (feat. Emily Hearn) Graham Colton and Emily Hearn
  • Highway Vagabond Miranda Lambert

Ignoring Financial Responsibilities While Half-Drunk on the Beach at one p.m.

  • Sedona Houndmouth
  • Take Me Away Wild Belle
  • Barcelona George Ezra
  • Let’s Hurt Tonight OneRepublic
  • I Know You (acoustic) Craig David and Bastille
  • Saturday Sun Vance Joy
  • Malibu Miley Cyrus
  • Fireflies Owl City
  • Coração The National Parks
  • Flowers in Your Hair The Lumineers
  • Something Tells Me BAILEN
  • Easy Rider Eddie Berman
  • Wake Me Up Avicii

“I’m Already Searching For Apartments Here”

  • Welcome to New York Taylor Swift
  • Speed Limit (acoustic) Boyce Avenue
  • City Song Grace VanderWaal
  • Catch My Disease Ben Lee
  • Hand in My Pocket Alanis Morisette
  • Seventeen Alessia Cara
  • Concrete Jungle (Acoustic) Au/Ra
  • Riptide Vance Joy
  • Don’t Know Why Norah Jones
  • Patricia Florence and the Machine
  • High Hopes Panic! At the Disco
  • Happier Marshmello and Bastille

Staring Dramatically Out of Public Transportation Windows

  • Angela The Lumineers
  • Don’t Let Me Go Allman Brown
  • Traveling Song Ryn Weaver
  • Born Without Borders The New Schemantics
  • Work Song Hozier
  • Good Thing Sam Smith
  • Follow My Feet The Unlikely Candidates
  • Blue Jeans Lana Del Ray
  • Hold Back the River James Bay
  • Let Her Go Passenger
  • Re: Stacks Bon Iver
  • Pompeii Bastille
  • Alive VAN HØF
  • May I Miss You Family of the Year
  • Breakaway Kelly Clarkson

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